Metaphysical Explanation II – unionism or separatism

Link to separate conference website here.

What? A conference focusing on two things: (1) the choice between what is sometimes called unionism (i.e., the view that grounding is explanatory per se) and separatism (the view that grounding and explanation are distinct) and (2) the analogy (given separatism) between grounding/metaphysical explanation and causation causal explanation. This is the 2nd 2-day conference organized by the project Metaphysical Explanation.

When? February 13-14 2018

Where? Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg. Olof Wijksgatan 6 (map here). We convene in roomT307.

Who? The conference will feature talks from Ricki Bliss (Lehigh University), Einar Duenger Bohn (University of Agder), Daniel Giberman(University of Texas at Arlington), Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham), David Kovacs (Tel Aviv University), Elanor Taylor (Johns Hopkins University) and Kelly Trogdon (Virginia Tech). Comments by members of our research group: Andrew Brenner, Anna-Sofia Maurin, Alexander Skiles, Robin Stenwall, and Naomi Thompson.

To Register: The conference is open to anyone interested. To attend free of charge please register by e-mailing Anna-Sofia Maurin at

The conference is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Vetenskapsrådet, and Wilhelm och Maria Lundgrens fond.